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Airman recognized for peaceful end to potentially deadly situation

After 16 years as a U.S. Air Force Security Forces member, Master Sgt. Maurice Lucas II had never needed to pull his duty weapon out of his holster while serving at his home base.

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Latest exercise tests base response to active shooter at high school

A disgruntled drama student took her frustrations out on her fellow students by opening fire on them with a 9mm pistol at Desert High School’s Scorpatorium multipurpose building.

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Command chief bids farewell to Team Edwards

The 412th Test Wing’s command chief master sergeant has been called to another assignment after just 13 months in his position at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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NASA flights to produce sonic booms at Kennedy supersonic research

NASA's research to advance supersonic flight will take wing over the launch site for the agency's storied space program in August.

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Cleared for takeoff: Area designated for personal sUAS use

Whether you call them drones, quadcopters or the official government term – small unmanned aircraft system – there’s now a place at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., for hobbyists to fly their personal sUASs.


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Around the Air Force: July 12

Posted  July 12, 2017

On this look around the Air Force, the location for the 2018 Warrior Games is announced, Airmen and Marines work together during F-35 refueling Lightning II exercise, and the 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year have been announced.

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Piute Ponds feature large variety of birds, wildlife

Posted  July 10, 2017

Air Force photograph by Christopher Ball A group of Blue-Winged Teal ducks take flight at Piute Ponds. Piute Ponds spans 9,600 acres and consists of numerous claypan ponds and low sand dunes. Amid the High Desert landscape that encompasses Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., is a green oasis that provides a place for wildlife and…

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Men on a hot tin roof: Benefield Anechoic Facility getting some work done

Posted  July 10, 2017

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit The 412th Civil Engineer Group is overseeing a roof upgrade for the Benefield Anechoic Facility at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. The project should last 45-50 days depending on heat and weather conditions. Whether it’s made of tin or not, the roof of the Benefield Anechoic Facility at Edwards…

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Numbers say it all, speeding citations up in 2017

Posted  July 7, 2017

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Signs like this one on Fitz-Gerald Blvd. serve as a reminder to motorists to maintain the proper speed limit. The 412th Security Forces Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., has been working vigorously to combat speeding on base over the past few months. It’s a problem that was…

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Yesterday’s Air Force: RPAs

Posted  July 7, 2017

This episode of Yesterday’s Air Force looks at the history of Remotely Piloted Aircraft. RPAs are not a new war-fighting technology, in fact their development goes back to the early 20th century. Roger Connor with the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum takes us through their evolution. Yesterday’s Air Force is a history and heritage featurette…

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